Mary Carreon

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  • 11 months ago | Festivals

    It was 7:45 p.m. on Friday night, and the mystics, hippies and unicorns had begun their migration from camp to the depths of the playa. But instead of jumping on the nearest art car and catching a ride to the trash fence for a dusty dance party, I...

  • 2 years ago | I Drunk!

    It's easy to drop serious cash on booze at shows — especially if you're buying several rounds. What's even more frustrating is that many venues don't have the best selection, either. But there are multiple products that will help you get around th...

  • 2 years ago | Coachella

    There are certainly plenty of single people wandering around the Coachella grounds; the volume of Craiglist "casual encounters" can attest to that.  But there are also ten tons of couples, the vast majority of whom are completely ad...

  • 2 years ago | Coachella

    Did you know that, for some people, Coachella represents a big ol' Alcoholics Anonymous meeting? Since 2009, New Orleans couple Bob Johnson and Jane Smith (not their real names) have led 12 step meetings on the festival grounds for those who,...

  • 2 years ago | Theater

    If you thought the book 50 Shades of Grey was obscene, the new theatrical adaptation of E.L. James' novel is ten times raunchier. 50 Shades! The Musical takes the story of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey to new levels of outrageous. Adding ove...

  • 3 years ago

    Drinks at shows are super overpriced. And most venues don't bother to stock the good stuff -- they rarely have that lovely Argentine Malbec we're craving. What to do? Enter the Wine Rack. It's basically like a flask mixed with a Wonderbra. It hold...

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